Sometimes a book draws you in so completely that you only remember you meant to go to bed hours ago after you emerge, blinking, from the very last page. I mean, look at that opening sentence: Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley.Uprooted, p1 How … Continue reading AJ Lancaster: Book Review of Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Here's a list of books if you like strong women who wield magic. These books were selected by our administrators and community members. We hope you find your next favorite read! 1. Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn Gillengaria seethes with unrest. In the south, hostility toward magic and its users has risen to a … Continue reading 15 Books to Read If You Love Women Mages
If like me you’ve balked at how un-feminist our classic fairy tales can be, then you understand how reluctant I was, last Christmas, when my niece asked me to read her Cinderella. For a start, three of the women in the story come in for very harsh descriptions, they’re either, ugly, stupid, or evil. As … Continue reading Rose Amberly: Fairy tales, Fantasy and legends hold up a mirror to real life
Here's a list of books if you like Gaslamp. These books were selected by our administrators and community members. We hope you find your next favorite read! 1. Nefertiti's Heart by A.W. Exley Cara Devon has always been impulsive, but tangling with a serial killer might cure that. Permanently. "I love everything about the story. … Continue reading 13 Books to Read If You Love Gaslamp
Today we’d like to introduce you to an old genre that is getting some new recognition — gaslamp. While gaslamp has been with us for over a hundred years now, it has only recently been given its own category on Amazon and a BISAC code. What is gaslamp? GASLAMP (also known as gaslight fantasy or … Continue reading A.W. Exley and Rabia Gale: What’s Gaslamp?
Craving magic lamps and desert sands after watching the Aladdin remake? Helena Rookwood has you covered with a list of books to sate your inner djinni!
Jaycee Jarvis defines the role of the beta hero in romantic fantasy and fantasy romance, and makes some book recommendations!
J.M. Butler gives her review of one of RFS's March 2019 Book Club winners, A Thief and a Gentlewoman by Clare Sager.
Roz P. Garrett delves deeply into the worldbuilding, plot, and romance of Jacqueline Carey's masterpiece romantic fantasy, Kushiel's Dart.
Ryan Muree discusses the Chosen One trope in fantasy.